Federal authorities say a security screening supervisor stole as much as $700 a day from travelers passing through his checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Forty-one-year-old Michael Arato of Ewing was arrested Tuesday following a five-week investigation.
Investigators say Arato also accepted kickbacks and bribes from a co-worker who also stole cash from passengers' bags. That person, who was not named, has been cooperating with the federal investigation.
An after-hours message left for Arato's lawyer, assistant federal public defender John Yauch, was not immediately returned.